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What Might Cause Lymphedema?

May 15, 2019

Lymphedema can be an uncomfortable problem that is somewhat difficult to understand at first. The condition is characterized by swelling caused by fluid accumulation, but what is causing fluid to back up in a certain part of the body in the first place? Dr. Ketan Patel is one of only a few surgeons in the […]

Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

April 15, 2019

The lymphatic system is a chain of tiny vessels that travel throughout the body and a series of small organs, or lymph nodes. This network carries a clear liquid called lymph through the body. Lymph contains white blood cells as well as proteins and other substances that are picked up from the tissues and spaces […]

Treating Lymphedema with Lifestyle Remedies and Medical Intervention

March 15, 2019

Proper management is a critical aspect of preventing extensive tissue damage related to lymphedema. At Keck Medicine of USC, patients can expect to receive compassionate care and clear communication from lymphedema specialist Dr. Ketan Petal. The objective of treating this chronic condition is to slow or halt progression as quickly as possible. To achieve this, […]

Lymphedema: An Overview to Guard Your Health

February 15, 2019

Lymphedema is a chronic clinical condition characterized by either structural damage or loss of function involving lymphatic circulation. The lymphatic system contains numerous tiny vessels and small organs called lymph nodes that work in conjunction to carry lymph throughout the body. Lymph is a fluid made up of white blood cells as well as fats, […]

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